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Applied Mechanics of Lunar Exploration and Development

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Michael B. Duke

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center, Houston TX 77058

Haym Benaroya

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ 08855

Appl. Mech. Rev 46(6), 272-277 (Jun 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3120355 History: Online April 29, 2009

Abstract

An overview of current concepts for lunar outposts is provided, with emphasis on identifying design issues that are also prospective research problems in applied mechanics. The authors believe that the conjugation of new applications and the unique features of the lunar environment will provide many interesting problems whose solution will provide fundamental insights into problems in applied mechanics.

Copyright © 1993 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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